Growth estimates/predictions are the norm nowadays.  As teachers, we are bombarded by an avalanche of data that is to drive our instruction.  It seems that what we are asked to do, in most cases, is to find a way for all our students to be successful on some sort of End-of-Course Test.  Often times, in […]

I definitely think Kenan Fellows has been a positive experience.  After teaching mathematics for 14 years, in the public school setting, I transferred over to Agricultural Education.  It has been challenging at times, but well worth the effort.  For the first couple of years of this adventure, I was struggling to complete the curriculum while […]

Throughout the school year, I have had the opportunity to carry some of my classes to meet the agribusinesses I visited during this fellowship.  My Sustainable Agriculture Production I class had the opportunity to visit Open Ground Farms for a presentation by Mr. Antonio Cinti Luciani.  He gave a history of the farm from the […]

This fellowship has definitely expanded my network of stakeholders, both local and across the state.  It really helped make connections that could potentially grow into future employment for some of my students.  At the very minimum it has provided many examples of how an agricultural education classroom is a STEM environment.  In addition, this fellowship […]

We are about six weeks into the new semester at East Carteret High School.  Despite all the normal chaos that comes along with beginning a new year, my classes are going well.  I have implemented a Google Classroom for each of my Animal Science I courses, as well as for Agriscience Applications.  This is a […]

We are about six weeks into the new semester at East Carteret High School.  Despite all the normal chaos that comes along with beginning a new year, my classes are going well.  I have implemented a Google Classroom for each of my Animal Science I courses, as well as for Agriscience Applications.  This is a […]

It’s really scary to read about the predicted need to increase agricultural production by the year 2050.  Are we really capable of doubling production to support the increased world population?  The number of farms have been decreasing steadily for many years.  Land is being lost to other industries, but the need for agricultural production will […]

My Experience

July 27th, 2017 by Jason Salter

Good Morning! I was asked to describe my internship experience.  It has been really busy, more accurately chaotic, at times.  With so many other responsibilities, it has been really hard to balance everything this summer.  I have really enjoyed travelling around Carteret County and visiting a Craven County farm.  I have been able to make […]

What a busy couple of weeks!  I spend most days touring farms and working with local agriculturalists.  From local farms, to NCSU Poultry Science and Bayer Crop, and now back to more local farms, I am making sure that I do not leave anyone out.  There has been, and remains to be, a huge disconnect […]

During this institute I have learned about many tools that can be used in the classroom.  Technology is such a huge part of our world that it is my goal to incorporate more into my daily lessons.  Agriculture is not just farming, the way your granddad did it, anymore.  With a need to produce more […]